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by André Serranho, 8 March 2001
From "The Encyclopedia of flags" by Alfred
Znamierowski, 1999 [zna99]: 'The flag of Florence is taken from
illustrations in the Cronaca del Sercambi (end of the 14th
century).' Caption of the illustration: Civic banner of 14th
Jarig Bakker, 23 December 1999
Above is the flag of Florence as flown from the Town Hall.
André Serranho, 8 March 2001
from <www.radicedidue.com>, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002
There is a photo of the
gonfalone at <soalinux.comune.firenze.it>.
It is a page of the Fiorentina website but this is the gonfalon
of the city of Florence, dating from the end of the 11th century.
Jarig Bakker, 5 September 1999
"The "Gonfalone" is a large flag which is kept inside Palazzo Vecchio -- Florence's City Hall -- that came to Philadelphia as part of a "ceremonial gift" on the occasion of Splendor of Florence and the renewing of the Sister City Pact between the two cities. When this flag travels -- only on official visits -- it is accompanied by five men in Renaissance costume (shown below) who also play instruments dating back to the period. "
Dov Gutterman, 15 August 2002
On the website of the new soccer team of Florence (www.fiorentina.it), Italy, a municipal flag can be seen
flying on top of the municipal stadium. See: <www.fiorentina.it/onpaper/20021213.pdf>.
it is similar to the one above, but it includes very nice and
distinctive red borders.
Jose C. Alegria, 8 January 2003
by Andre' Serranho
I located 20 flags at <soalinux.comune.firenze.it>.
Anyone recognizes them ?
Dov Gutterman, 21 March 1999
Those are flags of neighborhoods of Florence in the XIV
century. I didn't understand it perfecly, but these flags seem to
have had either military or sportive character.
Jorge Candeias, 21 March 1999
Those are the Florentine flags used in the medieval game of
calcio. They can be seen also at <www.globeit.it>.
Jarig Bakker, 16 December 1999